Benidorm goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness


October 16, 2020
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The 19th October is a day when most of Spain decks itself out in pink, specifically to serve as a reminder about society's commitment to fight this disease. BBVA has chosen this date to fittingly kick-off a campaign that will run through 19th November and aims to raise money for the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

A large pink ribbon, has been hanging on the main balcony of the Benidorm Town Hall since last Wednesday and it has the initials of Anémona (Self-help group for women with breast and gynecological cancer), announces that, for another year, the city in solidarity and with courage in the face of the disease shows it's support.

The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, and the Councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, along with members of the three groups represented in the municipal corporation, accompanied by María Botella, president of Anémona, and a representation of her associates in the deployment of the banner.

The Councilor for Equality has referred to the "virtuality" of the events organised this year because of the health controls motivated by Covid-19. In this sense, the pink tide of solidarity that Benidorm crosses every year with 'Move with Anémona' will be celebrated, exceptionally, only on social networks. "Citizens are asked - Zaragozí has ​​indicated - to take pictures of themselves with the pink shirts, typical of Anemone" and to send them to the association so that they "from their Facebook page" share their support on the Internet.

The councilor has clarified that solidarity garments can be purchased at the premises of Anémona, on Calle La Biga, 14 or by calling 865 680 385.

Regarding the activities of the International Day, next Monday, Ángela Zaragozí has ​​positively valued the importance given to sports activities, despite the capacity limitation. "We want to give visibility to physical exercise", has influenced, because this "helps the recovery of affected women and their state of mind. For them it is very beneficial ”.

Events program

Saturday, 17th October. Solidarity shovels for them. Rowing trip through the Bay of Benidorm carried out with the collaboration of the Nautical Club.

Sunday, 18th October. Virtual march 'Move with Anemone'.

Monday, 19th October 19. International Breast Cancer Day. 5.30pmh. Reading of the manifesto in the Municipal Center 'El Torrejó', with limited capacity. 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Non-Stop activity at the Mirador del Castell with Pilates, yoga and gym classes.